What does Somerset mean?
Somerset \s(o)-mer-set, som(e)-rset\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Somerset is "summer settlement". Place name: a county in England. Made prominent as a first name by author and playwright Somerset Maugham.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Somers.
Somerset is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Somerset for boys. Somerset has not been ranked in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Somersby. Like Somerset, this name is not commonly used.